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I Spent March and April Documenting the Deserted Streets of Seattle

Over the course of those 6 weeks, I set out to document the city of Seattle as it’s never been seen before: a city of dense population and traffic, completely and utterly abandoned.

For the last 6 weeks the city of Seattle has been a ghost town. With major lockdown orders issued, hundreds of millions of Americans stayed home in a united front against an invisible threat. Major city streets were left empty, downtown was abandoned, and playgrounds were deserted. Seattle, once a thriving metropolis of several million people, became silent nearly overnight.

Over the course of those 6 weeks, I set out to document the city of Seattle as it’s never been seen before: a city of dense population and traffic, completely and utterly abandoned. 

Equipment Used

Drone:
DJI Mavic 2

Cameras:
a7R iii
a7 iii

Lenses:
Sony 20mm f/1.8 G
Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM
Sony 70-200mm f/4

Filters:
Breakthrough Photography CPL, ND

Slider:
Rhino Arc II

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nate LuebbeExplorer

A self taught photographer and lifelong explorer of the outdoors. Avid environmentalist, conservationist, and raconteur of experiences. On the internet at www.nateluebbe.com, or instagram at @nateinthewild